Rob Carlisle



  • BA (Hons) Sport Development (University of Chester)
  • MA Sport & Exercise: Sports Coaching (Manchester Metropolitan University)



Prior to working for the University Rob gained industry experience working within a Sport Development role working with members of the community on a wide range of regional and local interventions. The majority of this work centred around the theme of inclusion. Rob is also a holder of the UEFA B & FA Youth Award football coaching qualifications. He has worked with aspiring young players between the ages of 5-21 in a professional football clubs academy. 

From an academic perspective his interests include; Coaching Philosophies, Coaching Pedagogy, Youth Development, Community Development & Coach Learning.



Rob teaches across all three years on both Foundation Degree and BA (Honours) Degree undergraduate programmes at the Warrington campus. His present teaching includes the following modules:

  • Introduction to Sports Coaching (Level 4)
  • Introduction to Sport Development (Level 4)
  • Practical Sports Coaching Skills (Level 4)
  • Principles of Sports Coaching (Level 4)
  • Managing Community Sport Development (Level 5)
  • Positive Communication and Counselling Skills (Level 5)
  • Research Methods (Level 5)
  • Sport Interventions: Behaviour Change (Level 5)
  • Sports Policy & Agencies (Level 5)
  • PE and Youth Sport (Level 6)
  • Sport Development & Coaching Dissertation (Level 6)
  • Student Conference: Issues in Sport and Physical Activity (Level 6)